THE GRAND CONCERT ORGAN

VICTORIA HALL

HANLEY

The 1888 Conacher/1922 Willis Organ is still serving Hanley today. It was built by Peter Conacher for the Royal Victoria Exhibition in 1887, purchased by Potter George Meakin, who then donated it to Hanley Borough Council for the opening of the Victoria Hall in 1888.

Enlarged by Henry Willis III in 1922 it is now ranked as one of the finest Concert Hall Organs in the world. It has an array of beautiful tone colours, a wide dynamic range, from very quiet sounds to the majestic “Full Organ”, enhanced by the highly acclaimed famous acoustic of the hall. 

VICTORIA HALL ORGAN MUST BE HEARD LIVE IN THIS GREAT ACOUSTIC

“The Joy of the Hanley Organ Proms” - “Music for everyone”

The stop scheme of Hanley’s organ is :-

SOLO ORGAN 10 stops - 16-8-8-4-4-2-16-8-8-8

SWELL ORGAN 16 stops - 16-8-8-8-8-8-4-4-2 & 2/3- 2-III-V-8-8-16-8-8-4

GREAT ORGAN 15 stops - 16-8-8-8-8-4-4-2 & 2/3-2-III-IV -16-8-8-4

CHOIR ORGAN 15 stops - 16-8-8-8-8-4-4-2 & 2/3-2-1 & 3/5-1- III- -16-8-8

PEDAL ORGAN 16 stops - 32-16-16-16-16-16-8-8-8-4-II- -32-16-16-16-8